Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.